My guess is he didn’t stay on his side of the road and had to overcompensate when he encountered oncoming traffic. I could have held this a little bit steadier, and part of the problem was I didn’t want to risk having only one side of the frame exposed, so this was 1/60sec and taken really quickly. It’s a shot I’ve been hoping to get for a while and hopefully I’ll get a better shot next time this happens.
This was my first experience with Rollei film (the last remnants of the once-great AGFA, manufactured in Belgium) and really it was a mistake to use it for anything work/project-related because the speed just isn’t what I need. The rest of this roll was used for still-life work, a bit more controlled environment. I’m not complaining, it’s a great film for what it is, but not what I need for my regular applications. Like the name suggests, this is an old-fashioned-looking film, rather contrasty like Double-X or Ferrania P30.
This was a roll generously given to me by Mark Ewanchuk who’s a really great guy and a wonderful photographer. I want to say that we had a conversation about Retro 80S not working with the Pakon scanners because the polyester base, and we talked about this a very long time ago. Mark, sorry it took so long, this roll was in my mom’s freezer forever. I had no problems whatever with scanning with the Pakon F335, as you can see. I hope you aren’t having the same problems with your new(ish) Noritsu!